Shop clever to burn off your belly
AIM FOR the fresh veggie aisle – Make your first port of call the fresh vegetables aisle and target mainly members of the brassica family, such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
Veg from the brassica family should make up a significant portion of your daily diet – there’s plenty of research to show they can reduce the risk of cancer, says nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston (optimumnutritionist.com). But make sure you eat a wide variety of vegetables, of all colours, to ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy.
You like your food so much that overeating is putting the brakes on your weight loss.
The fix – Eat slower to curb hunger
If your food barely touches the sides of your throat, then try taking five extra minutes to finish your meal – says Laurent Bannock (nutritionist and sports scientist, guruperformance.com). Eating food for 15-plus minutes helps with release and control of the hormones leptin and ghrelin. These hormones control the hunger and fullness responses to feeding.
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“It makes information or awareness on exercise much more easily available. It educates people of the importance of exercise and nutrition. These technologies create immense positive influence to the fitness industry,” adds Hilmy Rahman, CEO of Lean Bodies.
As more and more people imbibe a healthier lifestyle, most fitness club operators are extending their services to a wider market range. According to Nuku, Fitness First caters to all age groups but its largest group members are those between the ages of 25 and 45 years old.
“We have a range of offerings for an individual, depending on his fitness level and goals, to choose from,” Nuku adds. Fitness First however stressed that this year’s programmes are consumer-focused. “Members have different needs and fitness goals and by being consumer-focused, it allows us to develop and evolve programmes and services to cater to our members’ needs.”
Rahman and Grant, meanwhile, say that their respective gym clubs are generally targeted at people who want a healthier lifestyle. “Our target audience are people who are looking to achieve a happy and balanced life,” says Grant. “We’re focused on providing them the best experience at all levels – from the people, programme, and facility to design – and every detail of the service touch points.
- Source : Healthcare Asia